James Clare is believed to have requesedt a release from his Bradford Bulls Contract to join a Super League Club for 2017.
The Bradful Bulls enter their 6th week in admistration with no time frame on a new buyer for the club to stabalise their survival. For this reason Clare wants to have his future secure and wants to return to Super League in 2017.
Leigh Centurions have been heavily linked with a move for 25-year-old Clare, but will need to fight off his former club the Castleford Tigers who are very keen to have Clare rejoin the club for the 2017 season.
Centurions boss Neil Jukes wants to bring Clare back to Super League and believes Clare could be the final peice to his puzzle, as Leigh look to finalise their 2017 squad.
“James is a very good player who I have admired for a long time and we are always looking to strengthen our squad,” Jukes said.
“He has genuine pace, he is a great athlete and I am told is a good person.
“We wouldn’t be looking to buy James but, should he become available, we would look at trying to do something.
“If we started the season with the squad we have now, then I wouldn’t be too concerned. But, as we go, I think it is important to thicken out the squad where possible.”
Clare played 38 games for the Tigers before making the switch to Bradford Bulls in 2015 where he has played 30 games. Clare has scored 45 tries across is 68 game rugby league career.